related to the recent post about the forest fires in Siberia, here I share some footage from local people. This is not official news, it’s private people’s videos, often shot from their phones. It shows close up how Sakha people struggle to save their land and their homes from the inferno – mostly in vein. There is not much commentary in the videos, so people from any language background will find this shocking. (For those knowing Russian: please note this contains some dirty language):
Nasa says “CO hinders the atmosphere’s natural ability to rid itself of harmful pollutants.” Imagine how much of it is now just over the Arctic, where all the permafrost and the ice is, over the planet’s fastest warming area…
The Russian authorities report on the 13 August 2021 a concentration of particle matter (PM) in the air of 21 times the allowable value! Imagine what people breathe in every day, already for more than a month!
For those who read Russian, there is a lot of non-state news on this forum,
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And if you speak Russian I’d also recommend Ulus Media – that’s Yakut regional news with a focus on the countryside.
Thank you for adding that resource here! And it’s got material in Sakha language too.
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